Working together for a world without poverty.
Based on our values, we will work to enable communities to cope with disasters and to become self sufficient through sustainable development.
- Compassion and justice
- Accountability and transparency
- Action with quality
- Respect for rights dignity and equal opportunity
As part of Muslim Aid’s inclusive approach, we expect all programmes and projects to:
- Enable participation, engagement and inclusion of the most vulnerable and marginalised people in their communities
- Address the underlying causes of vulnerability and strengthen existing capacities and invest in preventative solutions
- Address issues of stigmatisation and discrimination
- Strengthen capacity and build partnerships to share learning with local civil society, CBOs, NGOs and other development partners
- Network with local communities and partners with the wider development community and ensure harmonisation within development frameworks
Cross Cutting themes
Muslim Aid recognises that there are a number of very important core issues that cross all sections of the work we do. To prioritise these areas, we will focus on a number of cross cutting themes:
- Inclusion (Race, Religion, Ethnicity, Elderly, People with Disabilities)
- Advocacy and Campaigning
- DRR/CCA (Disaster Risk Reduction/Climate Change Adaptation)
Muslim Aid is committed to ensure community participation in all projects and provide awareness-raising among community leaders. All projects will include specific means of ensuring gender equality and inclusion irrespective of ethnicity, religion, sect, age or disability. As far as possible all projects will provide advocacy for these cross-cutting issues. Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation and WASH activities will be a cross-cutting issue in all projects to be implemented by Muslim Aid.
Whilst Muslim Aid has a long and successful history of Emergency interventions during a disaster, Muslim Aid intends to link Disaster response programmes to longer term development programmes. The emphasis will be on tackling the root causes of poverty through long-term sustainable development programmes.